Aleksandra Dimitrova


Aleksandra Dimitrova was born in 1977 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She graduated in Macedonian Literature and South Slavic Literatures. During her studies at the St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, she published poetry in the Mugri student literary magazine and in the Lettre Internationale literary magazine. In 2002, her first book of poetry, Exercises For Proper Breathing was published by Makavej, Skopje. Her second collection of poetry entitled Me-You was part of a project with the painter Marija Nikoloska Naneska in 2004. The project was installed in the Skopje City Museum in October 2002. In 2003 and 2004, her poems were published in the literary magazine Stremez. In 2008, her third collection of poetry entitled Goddess Of The Feral Cats was published by Blesok, Skopje, and in 2009 her fourth book was published by the same publisher. The fourth book is entitled In The Barbie’s Aquarium. Her poetry has been published in the electronic magazine for culture Blesok No.63. She is working on her master thesis on The Post-Modernist Traps In Goran Stefanovski’s Plays. As well as poetry, she writes prose and literature reviews. Aleksandra Dimitrova works and lives in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Blog -


'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.


Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.


At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.